Arlington, John Jay ousted in baseball semifinals
The state title hopes for Arlington and John Jay-Cross River died in their respective semifinals Saturday in Binghamton.
In Class AA, Arlington was eliminated by Clarence 5-2, while John Jay was ousted from the Class A playoffs after losing to Williamsville South 2-1.
Clarence pitcher Mark Armstrong, who was drafted in the third round by the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, struck out nine batters in seven innings and hit a two-run homer.
The Admirials (20-6) led 2-0 in the game. Drew Lugbauer and Kyle Dinges each had RBI singles in the third inning. For more coverage of the game, visit our partner at MSGVarsity.com.
Clarence (21-3) lost to Baldwinsville 4-1 in the championship game.
In the Class A semifinals, Damian Powers tossed a one-hitter, and Powers and Tyler Utz each had RBI singles to lift Williamsville South (19-3) past John Jay.
The Indians' lone run came on a groundout by Tyler Keech that scored Anthony Patti. John Jay finished the season with an 18-9 record.
Bayport-Blue Point beat Williamsville South 5-3 in the final.